Developing Green Data Centers in Indonesia: Integrating Greenship Data Center Standards with Prime DCS Solutions

July 8, 2024 1:39 pm | Published by Web Editor

In today’s digital era, data centers are vital components for managing and storing data efficiently and sustainably. With increasing awareness of environmental impacts and the necessity for sustainable practices, it’s crucial to develop standardized assessment tools for green data centers.

This article reviews the development process of green data center assessment standards tailored to Indonesia’s unique context and challenges and connects them with solutions from Prime DCS. The Greenship Data Center (DC) standards, developed by the Green Building Council Indonesia (GBCI) and Ikatan Profesional Pusat Data Hijau Indonesia (IPUSTAH-ID), provide solutions to these challenges.

Background and Need for Green Data Centers in Indonesia

As the fourth most populous country in the world, Indonesia is experiencing significant growth in digital technology usage. The increasing number of internet users, the expansion of e-commerce, and the digitalization of various economic sectors have led to a surge in demand for data centers. With the rising adoption of digital technology, the amount of data generated and stored is growing exponentially. This creates a high demand for efficient and sustainable data storage facilities. Unfortunately, conventional data centers, known for their substantial energy consumption, can exacerbate carbon emissions and other environmental issues.

Besides the considerable digital growth, environmental awareness is another factor driving the need for eco-friendly data centers in Indonesia. The Indonesian government and society are increasingly aware of the importance of environmental preservation. Eco-friendly data centers can be a means to reduce the negative impact of the technology industry on the environment.

The Importance of Greenship Data Centers in Indonesia

In this digital era, data centers are crucial infrastructure supporting various digital activities. However, data centers are also known as significant contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. This has led to the emergence of the Green Data Center concept, designed to minimize environmental impact and support sustainable development. Here are some benefits of Greenship Data Centers in Indonesia:

1.Energy Efficiency

Green Data Centers implement energy-saving technologies such as innovative cooling systems, renewable energy utilization, and resource usage optimization. This can help Indonesia achieve its climate change mitigation targets and contribute to global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

2.Supporting Sustainability

The development of Green Data Centers aligns with Indonesia’s commitment to sustainable development. By minimizing environmental impact, Green Data Centers help preserve natural resources and create a more environmentally friendly future for the next generations.

3.Enhancing Indonesia’s Image

Greenship Data Centers can enhance Indonesia’s image globally as a country committed to environmental preservation and sustainable development. This can attract foreign investments and improve Indonesia’s competitiveness in the information technology sector.

4.Improving Service Quality

Well-designed and efficiently managed Green Data Centers can enhance data center service quality, such as uptime, data security, and access speed. This benefits data center users and related industries.

The Development Process of Greenship Data Centers

The development process of Greenship Data Centers involves several crucial steps, including:

1.Creating a Comprehensive Assessment Tool

Collaboration between the Green Building Council Indonesia (GBCI) and the Association of Green Data Center Professionals Indonesia (IPUSTAH-ID) has resulted in a comprehensive assessment tool for Green Data Centers. This tool covers various types of data centers, from Colocation, Enterprise, Cloud, to Edge and Micro. Greenship Data Center uses existing assessment tools like Greenship New Building 2.0 as its basis.

2.Identifying Criteria and Indicators

Relevant criteria and indicators for Green Data Centers are defined in detail. These criteria include aspects such as energy efficiency, water management, waste reduction, occupational health and safety, and indoor environmental quality. Measurable and verifiable indicators are used to assess data center performance against each criterion.

3.Developing Guidelines and Standards

Comprehensive guidelines and standards for Green Data Centers are developed based on the identified criteria and indicators. These guidelines include design, construction, operation, and maintenance guidelines for eco-friendly data centers.

4.Testing and Validation

The assessment tool, guidelines, and Green Data Center standards are tested and validated through case studies and pilot projects. Feedback and suggestions from experts and stakeholders are collected to refine the tools and standards. The reliability of the Green Data Center assessment tool and standards is verified to ensure accuracy and objectivity.

5.Certification and Recognition

The Greenship Data Center scheme is launched to provide official recognition to data centers that meet the established standards. A comprehensive certification process is conducted by recognized independent bodies. Greenship-certified data centers can use the official logo and label as proof of their commitment to environmental sustainability.

Certification Stages

The Greenship Data Center certification process ensures that data centers are designed, built, and operated in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. There are three main stages in this certification process:

1.Design Recognition (DR)

Temporary certification for projects at the final design stage. At this stage, the Greenship assessment team evaluates the data center design to ensure it meets the Greenship Data Center criteria. DR certification is valid for two years and can be extended once the data center is completed.

2.Green Readiness (GR)

Granted to data centers that have been completed and are ready for operation. At this stage, the Greenship assessment team verifies the facility’s readiness to support green criteria, such as cooling systems, lighting, and water management. GR certification is valid for one year and can be extended after the data center is operational.

3.Green Operation (GO)

Final certification given to data centers that have been operational and meet all Greenship Data Center criteria. At this stage, the Greenship assessment team audits the operational performance of the data center to ensure it is operated in an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly manner. GO certification is valid for three years and can be extended after a re-audit process.

Digital Twin – The Future Pillar of Green Data Centers

Digital Twin emerges as an intelligent solution for building future Green Data Centers. This technology enables real-time monitoring and simulation of the data center environment, providing valuable insights into the performance and efficiency of various components. With this technology, data center operators can monitor and simulate various operational aspects virtually, providing insights into performance and efficiency. Here are some benefits of Digital Twin for Green Data Centers:

1.Real-Time Monitoring

Digital Twin enables real-time monitoring of crucial parameters in the data center, such as temperature, humidity, energy consumption, and server performance. This allows data center operators to identify potential issues and take swift and accurate action.

2.Simulation and Optimization

Digital Twin can be used to simulate various operational scenarios in the data center, such as workload changes, addition of new equipment, or changes in cooling system configuration. These simulations allow data center operators to optimize energy usage and minimize waste, thereby improving overall data center efficiency.

3.Predictive Maintenance

Digital Twin can predict system disruptions and failures in the data center. By analyzing historical and real-time data, Digital Twin can identify patterns and anomalies indicating potential problems. This enables data center operators to take preventive measures and minimize downtime.

4.Enhancing Sustainability

Digital Twin can help data center operators achieve sustainability targets by reducing carbon footprint and improving resource utilization efficiency.

Integrating Prime DCS Solutions

Prime DCS offers integrated data center solutions and services, enabling you to create and achieve Greenship Data Center standards for a more efficient and sustainable data center. Contact us for consultation on Green Data Centers.


Greenship Data Center is a standardized assessment tool for Green Data Centers specifically developed for Indonesia. By adopting green practices and data center solutions from Prime DCS, Indonesia can position itself as a leader in sustainable technology and contribute to a greener future. With Greenship Data Centers and Prime DCS solutions, Indonesia is taking significant steps towards more sustainable and environmentally friendly digital infrastructure.

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